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Since I failed to post a microfiction piece last week, this week’s story is twice the normal length, coming in at just under 200 words.
A woman visits her daughter’s kindergarten class and speaks to a boy, telling him she’s his biological mother. After school, she drives both her daughter and the boy home.
“How can we both be your kids if we’re in the same grade?” the boy asks.
“You’re twins,” the woman says. “But I had to give you up when you were five months old.”
The woman plays an audio recording as they drive. The recording tells of a woman driving two kids when her car crashes and one of the kids dies. The boy realizes this is about to happen, but there is nothing he can do. They get in a wreck and the girl dies.
The woman takes the boy to a secluded house. She makes him pretend to be five months old, which involves wearing diapers, being dressed like a baby, and punishment if he doesn’t fulfill the role. But she lets him grow up quickly, and after a few short months, she says, “You’re ready for kindergarten. Soon you’ll meet your sister there.”
The woman visits her son’s kindergarten class and speaks to a girl, telling her she’s her biological mother.
Borrowing on an idea from my cousin’s blog (click here), I’m posting a story narrated by my three-year-old. This was actually composed a few weeks ago when she tagged along, as she often does, to the grade school writing group I lead on Wednesdays. It is filled with adventure, wild animals, and cannibalism. Without further ado:
By Alice Jane Towell
That princess had magical pink powers. She built her rainbow castle. She is building and she said, “Enough!”
She iced her and mixed her up to ice.
Ajenna is the princess. She abominated her sister and she made a snow castle. Ice blasted until she covered the kingdom. She locked the door and closed it. And she will never come back again.
She—her name is a different girl. She was pink and blue princess. Her name was Rainbow. And she found a boy that was pink and silver and icy and he was definitely still silver. And she spelled letters with magical powers including her own lizard.
And that was a girl lizard. And she found a girl zebra. Rainbow found a girl zebra. It was Elsa because she’s from Frozen. And Anna was her sister. And it changed her. And that princess was not a rainbow princess anymore. She was Elsa the ice princess.
And Elsa bominated her sister and iced her all up and mixed her into chocolate ice that she could eat. Because she ate Elsa because she turned into chocolate and she will see her sister never again.